Monster Energy congratulates its newest athlete, Larry Edgar, on doing the unthinkable: repeating as the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series overall champion. Bursting onto the contest scene in 2015, Edgar has refined his unreal ability to blast transition to become one of the most revered riders on the deck. Edgar’s amazing talent on a bike, passion for competition, and all around winning attitude makes him a great addition to the Monster Energy family.
“To be a part of Monster Energy is surreal; I’ve wanted it for so long. Picking up that helmet and putting it on felt like Christmas morning,” said Edgar.
A true world series event, the Vans BMX Pro Cup has eight stops—four regional qualifiers and four
Don’t Take Fake 2018 presented by Monster Energy. Kyiv, Ukraine.
1 Yuri Illuschenko 96.80
2 Sasha Rudenko 96.75
3 Max Chupryn 96.50
4 Artem Agarkov 95,76
5 Andrew The Love 77.09
6 Vladimir Dmitruk 76.79
Monster Energy congratulates Ben Wallace for his flawless showing at the first ever Nitro World Games park event and Monster Army’s Brian Fox on his Best Trick victory. Wallace’s well-rounded approach to the unique bowl made his runs stand out among the best in the world, while Fox put body and bike on the line in the 20-minute jam event. A private event at a brand new facility nestled north of San Diego, the inaugural Nitro World Games event brought out the best riders in the world looking for their portion of the $300,000 prize purse. But it wouldn’t be a quick road, as Ben would have to battle his way through Quarter and Semi Finals to even have a shot at walking away with a trophy and some cash.
Wallace was on point the whole way through, combining everything—big tricks, boosted airs, speed, unique lines, and technical tricks—in his runs time and time again. He kicked off each run with a massive lookback transfer into a vert quarter, but he upped the level in his very last run in Finals to seal the third place finish.
From that very first transfer Wallace kept the speed going through a unique line that seemed impossible to everyone watching. Stylish and boosted one-footed X-ups, toboggans, and no-handers filled each wall, a different huge transfer with a tailwhip, and then cutting an unreal line to a flair across the longest quarter in the park. A double tail-whip over the box, an alley-oop lookback, a whip over the triangle spine, and an insane double tail-whip pocket air were the remaining bangers of his run.
Monster Energy congratulates the unstoppable James Foster who took gold in BMX Big Air at X Games Minneapolis 2018. In a heated contest that saw eight riders give it their all, it was Foster who reigned king on the biggest jump at X Games with a progressive run that will change the future of the sport. Alex Nikulin, meanwhile, became the first Russian athlete to place top three at X Games in over fifteen years. Owning as much charisma as talent, Foster showed up to X Games Minneapolis with one goal in mind — to defend his hard won Big Air title from last year. There was just one problem however.“I came out here not even knowing if I could ride,” he explained after the event. “I got hit by a car last week on my motorcycle!”
Taking place during select Monster Energy Supercross events the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge has proven to be the premiere event for pushing the level of dirt riding and BMX as a whole. In its second year, the two jump, winner takes all has continually brought out the gnarliest riding from the best riders in the world.
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From X Games medals to some of the BMX worlds most ground breaking video parts, Dak has it covered and this section from ABOVE BELOW is a true testament to this US BMX legend!